Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 1-hour lecture and 1 2-hour seminar each week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total commitment
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.|
CoordinatorDr John Quay
ContactEducation Student Centre
|Subject Overview:||This subject will lead students to increase their understanding of various ‘ways of knowing’ and develop personal theories of knowledge and its enhancement. Topics will include: a consideration of knowledge as representation; the constructs used to explain aspects of knowledge (conceptual networks, prototypes, experiences, emotions); the psychological processes that influence its acquisition; learning and thinking as knowledge enhancement; multiple representations of knowledge and recoding; types of reflective activity and reflection as the distillation and transformation of knowledge; types of learning (for example, deep, surface and achieving); and biological models of knowledge and learning. Students will be encouraged to develop this understanding in the context of their tertiary learning and to understand themselves as knowledge enhancers.|
|Objectives:||The aim of this subject is to lead students to increase their understanding of various ‘ways of knowing’ and to develop personal theories of knowledge and its enhancement. Students will : |
|Prescribed Texts:||A book of readings will be produced|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject students will be able to: |
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Education - Understanding Knowledge |
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